Eliminate Boring Technical Talks We’ve all been there, another talk by the resident techno-geek. It’s going to be confusing, boring and a long afternoon. Does it really have to be this way? Not if the speaker takes the time to follow a few guidelines. 1.      Speak with the audience in mind.  If you have the expertise necessary […]

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Tips for Better Web-Based Presentations During a presentation class we recently taught, one of the participant’s asked, “ How is presenting over the web different from presenting live?” It was an interesting question and following are some suggestions for those of you who presents via webcast or web conference.  Inputs. In many web-based presentations the audience […]

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Dealing with Presentation Anxiety According to The Book of Lists, the number one fear of people is speaking before a group. The number seven fear is death. So if you were to say you would rather die than speak in front of a group, at least statistically, you would be in the majority! Even professional speakers […]

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Preparing the Equipment Not long ago a motivational speaker was appearing at a local hotel. The room was packed with an upbeat, enthusiastic crowd. After repeated tries the emcee finally caught the attention of the group and introduced the speaker. Moments after he began to speak he was met with a chorus of, “We can’t […]

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Leading people isn’t easy. It takes effort, time and a true desire to help others to grow and develop. Many books and articles have discussed how to be an effective leader. Sometimes these instructions can be too complicated as they delve deeply into business theory and group metrics. We have found that it doesn’t require […]

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